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Real Estate

Shaping Vibrant Markets

Preparing the leaders who will shape the future of real estate.

Experiential Learning

Developing Solutions, Driving Impact

Stern Signature Projects

Students are exposed to immersive learning opportunities as they help address some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, from human rights to urban planning.
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Marron Institute of Urban Management

The Marron Institute conducts innovative applied research, working with cities to take on critical challenges of urban living.


A Curriculum Customized to Your Goals

You need a curriculum that is relevant to your career goals. We provide the options to get you there. Choose up to three areas of focus from more than 20. From there, you can dial in your experience by selecting from a pool of over 200 electives. 

A rigorous general business core, in-depth electives in real estate investment, development, financing and analysis, and hands-on industry work equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop a prosperous career in real estate. 

You will also have the chance to round out your real estate expertise by taking elective courses from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Related Specializations


 Real Estate      Finance      Corporate Finance 


Related Coursework:

  • Real Estate Primary Markets
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Investment Strategies
  • Urban Systems

Faculty Spotlight


Arpit Gupta

Professor Gupta's research interests focus on using large datasets to understand default dynamics in household finance, real estate and corporate finance. Recent papers examine the role for foreclosure contagion in mortgage markets and estimate the impact of adverse health events on foreclosures and bankruptcies.

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Stern Signature Projects

"I come from a real estate background, which is why this project was very interesting to me ... I also wanted to take a class that let me work on a real world initiative and was unlike any school experience I’ve had before."
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Work in the Real Estate Capital of the World

Access to industry leaders and recruiters from the world's most respected real estate firms. Exposure to some of the most exciting development projects in the world. 

Whether your real estate aspirations include investing, development, management or banking, our career program was built with your success in mind. 

Select Real Estate Employers of NYU Stern MBAs:

  • Abingdon Square Partners 
  • Allianz Real Estate of America
  • Double U Development
  • Marcus & Millchap
  • Resonance Partners
  • Ukio

Center for Real Estate Finance Research

The NYU Stern CREFR fosters thought leadership in real estate finance, economics and operations. This relationship also deepens Stern’s relationship with the investment community, and residential and commercial real estate industries, while positioning Stern students to become the industry’s future leaders.

The Executive in Residence Program
This program, run through the Center for Real Estate Finance Research (CREFR), brings Stern students and senior leaders from the industry together. Some of the many companies represented include Aerium, TH Real Estate, CarVal Investors, Patron Capital, CBRE Capital Advisors, Clarion Partners, Vornado, Howard Hughes Corporation, Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and Trepp.

The Career Mentor Program
Also run through the (CREFR), the Career Mentor Program pairs Stern students specializing in real estate with an industry leader from companies like Morgan Stanley and Stone Mountain Management.

Community and Clubs

Connection Begins Here

Stern Real Estate Club

Immerse yourself in the world of real estate. A recent trek of the SREC included a presentation and tour by Silverstein Properties of the World Trade Center (4WTC) in New York City, featuring an inside look at the development process and future plans for the site.
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Graduate Finance Association

GFA educates and prepares students for their careers in finance. Expand your network through guest lectures, panel discussions, networking mixers, site visits, mock interviews and case competitions.